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On the secrets that lurk in blacked out official papers

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Tadao Yanase, a former executive secretary to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will be called to the Diet on May 10 to testify as an unsworn witness in the unfolding Kake Educational Institution scandal.

"As far as I can recall, I have never met with any official of the Imabari municipal government," Yanase stated while the Diet was holding deliberations on this issue last year.

Is he finally going to admit the meeting did take place?

This issue emerged last June, after an official document of the city of Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, inviting Kake Gakuen to the region, came to light. The document was obtained by Imabari citizens who had requested it in December 2016.

Unfortunately, most of the........

© The Asahi Shimbun